Understanding The Importance Of SHTF
It is very common to hear the word SHTF nowadays. You can usually hear it from forums on doomsday prepping and financial discussions. So what’s the big deal about SHTF?
The meaning of SHTF is Sh*t Hits The Fan or sometimes it is termed as Sewage Hits The Fan. It is the time when a major disaster hits the country and causes turmoil. The one that made up the term are the people from the prepping community, these word has become popular and made its way to the mainstream.
SHTF is also related to the acronym TEOTWAWKI or The End Of The World As We Know It. But based on the descriptions of survivalist, TEOTWAWKI is more serious than SHTF because the scenario in TEOTWAWKI will not make any humans return for at least a decade.
In order for you to have a deeper understanding of what is SHTF is, let’s take a look at this three scenarios.
Economic SHTF is one of the most common and likely scenarios that could hit any country. The deficit and the national debt will get out of control that is why economic SHTF is likely to happen. More money will be printed out in order for the scheme to keep going. The tumbling down of the cards will be inevitable. The inability of the government to pay the bills will cause hyperinflation.
The next type is the Power grid SHTF. Because the power grid of the country is slowly aging, some parts of the country may be able to experience total darkness. The interconnections of the power supply of every state is deemed by experts as an advantage and a disadvantage. Others states can support places wherein there are few generating plants. But if the major generating plants will have any problem, it will affect all the other places as well. A same scenario has played out in the year 2003 in one of the states in the U.S.. In a small scale, a scenario of the power grid SHTF can happen again.
The terror SHTF is the final and last type. The terror SHTF is really a big deal with preppers and survivalist. The power grid of the country will be under cyber-attack which will then paralyzed the country’s power supply. The power supply of the country will be wipe-out by using an EMP device. This scenario will not likely to happen but it is still possible according to experts. All the electrical circuits within the area will be fired automatically but terrorist will have to create an EMP device that will have a nuclear bomb explosion like effect.
These scenarios that have been discussed is not far from happening. That is why survivalist are urging everyone to prepare ahead. It will not cost you as much but it can definitely save you.